Chief Business Officer, New West Genetics
Daphne Preuss is an entrepreneur focused on bringing genetic and biotechnology innovations to agriculture. She previously founded and built Chromatin Inc. into the leading innovator in sorghum, a crop that meets global needs for food, feed and fuel, while conserving land and water resources. She frequently advises startup companies and their investors, and is passionate about transitioning innovation to the commercial sector. Prior to joining Chromatin, she was a Howard Hughes Investigator at the University of Chicago. Daphne previously chaired the NCBI – the NIH’s DNA database division, and has served on BIO’s Food & Agriculture Section Governing Board.